NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Cardinals, Raiders, Seahawks


  • The 49ers had a contingent of coaches observing Stanford RB Christain McCaffery at his Pro Day workout, including HC Kyle Shanahan, RBs coach Bobby Turner , WRs coach Mike Lafleur, ST coordinator Richard Hightower. (Matt Barrows)
  • NC State S Josh Jones said he has had meetings/dinners with the Patriots, Jaguars, Chargers and Panthers so far. (Sirius XM NFL Radio)
  • Jenna Laine reports that USF WR Rodney Adams had a private workout with the Panthers on Thursday, will visit the Vikings in two weeks, and has meetings/workouts scheduled with the Jaguars, Patriots and 49ers.
  • Eastern Washington DE Samson Ebukam is working out for the Cardinals and Buccaneers and has four more private workouts scheduled around his Pro Day on March 28. (Matt Miller)
  • Aaron Wilson reports that Villanova OT Brad Seaton had a private workout for Texans and will do so for the Bills on Thursday.
  • Herbie Teope reports that Saints’ representation had dinner with Utah CB Brian Allen Wednesday night and will meet with Utah S Marcus Williams prior to Thursday’s Pro Day.
  • Teope also writes that the Saints will hold a private workout with Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay.
  • Kimberley A. Martin hears that Jets OC John Morton attended Stanford’s Pro Day. In addition, the team’s representation spent “a lot” of time with San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey at his Pro Day.


  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports continues to hear that the Bills could hire new vice presidents and/or personnel figures with ties to HC Sean McDermott.
  • According to La Canfora, there are already “rumblings” that McDermott and Bills GM Doug Whaley working together likely will not last.
  • La Canfora mentions that Panthers director of players personnel Don Gregory could end up in Buffalo after the draft in some capacity.


Despite seeing DE Calais Campbell, S Tony Jefferson, S D.J. Swearinger, CB Marcus Cooper and ILB Kevin Minter depart through free agency, Cardinals GM Steve Keim sees that as an encouraging sign of the team’s personnel department.

You can see we’ve obviously done a good job of identifying players,” Keim said, via Kent Somers of AZCentral. “When guys like Marcus Cooper get five-plus million dollars (from the Bears) or D.J. Swearinger are getting big contracts, these are guys we took off the street that nobody else wanted. Our personnel department does a fantastic job and our coaches do a good job of developing these guys and getting them ready.”


  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that Oakland mayor Libby Shaaf reached out to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday with hopes of continuing the discussion about keeping the Raiders in Oakland. However, no significant progress has been made.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, free agent LB Gerald Hodges had a “good visit” with the Seahawks but no deal has been finalized.

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